Alison Garwood Jones

Neverending story

Originally published in August 2013 in Blog

Good looks are great. Even helpful. But when a brainy CEO agrees to be photographed like a mannequin thrown to the ground, it’s an insult to women and the men who admire them. Would Mark Zuckerberg pose like this for GQ? Exactly. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer posing for Vogue’s September issue.

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Industry news

Originally published in August 2013 in Blog

Two quotes about media stood out for me last week. Here’s the first: “We’re not ever going to return to a stable status quo where editors know where their audience is and publishers know where their revenue stream is. We’re in an era of non-stop innovation and constant turmoil. [Don’t expect] any kind of settled […]

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Shrinking comfort zone

Originally published in August 2013 in Blog

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The meaning of “is”

Originally published in August 2013 in Blog

This one’s for the ladies. It’s about all those conversations with men that make you go, “Huh?” True story: a male philosophy professor makes unwanted passes at a female graduate student, sending her innuendo-filled texts and e-mails. She calls him on it (even shows her boyfriend the evidence). The professor refutes her interpretation of events, saying […]

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The Burka Avenger

Originally published in August 2013 in Blog

When Pakistani pop star Aaron Haroon read about girls schools in his country being evacuated and shuttered by extremists, he decided to take action. He assembled a team of digital artists and editors in Islamabad (mostly men, but clearly good ones) to create a new superhero who is underscoring just how lame Disney’s Western princesses […]

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